Allison Maher's Fundraiser:

Team Run for CF Boston Marathon 2012

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BENEFITING: CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012

THE STORY:

Hello everyone!  Well...I said I was going to do it, and I am!  This April, I will be running the Boston Marathon in support of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  More personally, though, I will be running in support of Vivien Gregory and in memory of Lisa, Daniel, and Mark Palermo.  Vivien is the beautiful 1 year old daughter of my dear friend Kerin and her husband Jon who was diagnosed just weeks after birth.  The Palermos are family friends who have fought against this disease in every possible way for the past 20+ years and were the original inspiration for my endeavor.  When I set out to do this, Mark, their oldest son, was about 18 months out from double lung transplant surgery and was living life to the fullest.  He had to go back to the hospital in October with an infection.  With his parents at his side in the ICU for over 6 weeks, they fought together but it just wasn't enough.  Mark passed away at the age of 24 and was reunited with his younger siblings, Lisa and Daniel, in heaven.  If you know what Cystic Fibrosis is, then you know what a devastating disease it is, both for the recipient and their families and loved ones.  You know it's a disease that cuts wonderful, promising lives way too short.  If you don't know what it it, then be grateful someone you love hasn't been affected by it.  Cystic Fibrosis is a disease that primarily affects the respiratory and digestive systems, causing difficulty breathing, lung infections, and poor growth among many other symptoms.  There currently is no cure, but amazing research and development is greatly advancing the treatments and bringing us closer to finally beating this thing for good.  Running this marathon and raising money to find treatments and a cure is one of the few things I can do to help keep little Vivien and her family from enduring the same struggles and heartache.  So please support me, CFF, and all those who deal with this disease every day.  I can handle the training, but I need your help for the most important part of this...fundraising!  Every donation, big or small, helps.  Every dollar counts.  Dollars can be doubled if your place of work matches your contribution!  Feel free to challenge me...donate some now and more if I finish under 4 hours (my goal)! If you prefer not to donate online you may mail a check (with my name in the comment line) to CFF and mail to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at 220 North Main Street Suite 104, Natick, MA 01760, to the attention of Carol Bradstreet.  I'm willing to work for this, because I know the researchers are getting close and the faster our support can get them there, the faster little Vivien and the thousands of others waiting for this can be helped.  Thank you!

 

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To This Fundraiser

$6,100

MONEY RAISED
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  • Skip & Kim Tobin

    $50

  • Greg, Laura & Emma Sanda

    $100

  • Brian and Carrie Balasco

    $50

  • Peter & Crissy DeMille

    $100

  • Cathy and Rick Sanda

    $100

  • Aunt Jay & Bobby

    $75

  • Heather and Peter Sanda

    $100

  • Marion Clow

    $25

  • Jennifer & Andrew Foss

    $100

  • Jon, Kerin & Vivien Gregory

    $100

  • Randi Milani

    $100

  • Michael Eisner

    $100

  • Ann Altman

    $50

  • Beth Hudson

    $45

  • Natalie Zamansky

    $36

  • Mike Perez

    $50

  • Ashley and Mike Sanda

    $100

  • Nick & Alison Fisher

    $75

  • Brian Alberti

    $50

  • Kim Kelly

     

  • Naomi, Nathan, Maya and Travis Ouellette

    $100

  • Ryan Steele

     

  • Greg Sullivan

    $25

  • Rachel Schohn

    $100

  • Monica Arrigo

    $25

  • Jessica Munson

    $25

  • Kate Houlihan

    $100

  • Dawn Sullivan

    $50

  • Donna Zamagni

    $25

  • Alvarez Family

     

  • Scott M. Grabowski

     

  • Victoria Gall

    $25

  • Shearns Family

     

  • Lisa Elfenbein

    $100

  • Elain Adams

    $50

  • Teresa DeMille

    $100

  • Patricia Lynn Tobin

    $50

  • Andrew Joynt

    $50

  • Crowdrise

    $25

  • Cindy Benea

    $25

  • Maureen DiBona

    $25

  • Kendra Whelan

    $25

  • Miriam Cardoos

     

  • Maureen O'Neil Orcutt

    $50

  • Susan Collins

    $50

  • Rich, Laura, and Sydney Sanda

    $100

  • Julia Benjamin

    $25

  • Lauren Flanagan

    $25

  • Ella Borst

    $25

  • The Alberti Family

    $50

  • Faith Grattan

     

  • Karen & Jack Tobin

    $100

  • Kristen, Jeff, TJ and Katelyn

    $100

  • Rachel Breen

    $10

  • Liz

     

  • Alexia Croatti

    $50

  • Mackenzie Smith Happy Birthday CJ

     

  • Jackie Welby

     

  • Driscoll Family

    $25

  • The Millers

    $200

  • Katharina

    $25

  • Rosemary Obay

    $25

  • Diane Sweeney-...

    $150

  • Margaret Vilme

    $25

  • Nancy Maher

    $50

  • Kate Spangenb... Lainey Rodriguez, Mica ...

    $40

  • Lynn Kahigian

    $25

  • Bev Beck

    $25

  • Kerry McCabe

    $25

  • Stephen & Joyce Mikles

    $50

  • Jon Tobin

    $50

  • Manning Family

     

  • Tom Cook

    $47

  • Bob Melone

    $200

  • Steve & Jen

    $20

  • Kristen and Joe Breen, Suzanne DeMille

    $50

  • Elizabeth Cooper

    $30

  • Kristen O'Connell

    $25

  • Irene Hildebra...

    $30

  • Philip Maher

    $25

  • Helen, Alex and Daniil

    $50

  • Maggie Tobin

    $30

  • Marilyn Barry

    $50

  • Julie Guillemin

    $10

  • Roberta Erickson

    $10

  • Mary Casey

    $10

  • George Vining

    $50

  • Margaret Frazier

    $50

  • Sarah (Miller) and Stephen Parks

    $10

  • Tina, Big Danny and Baby Danny

    $100

  • Mary Hurley

    $20

  • Aunt Mary & Uncle Leo

    $100

  • Karen Maher

    $25

  • Charles Palermo

    $100

  • Maureen & Chuck Palermo

    $500

  • Mary Maher and Steve Griffin

    $25

  • Rebecca Ruel

    $15

  • Rose and Peter Ruel

    $50

  • Vivien Gregory

    $22

  • Mike O'Meara

    $100

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122% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $66,014 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Tom, Will and Adam Boardman

Amount Raised:

$16,686

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Daniel Marotta

Amount Raised:

$9,335

 

117% Raised of $8,000 Goal

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Theresa Casey

Amount Raised:

$8,158

 

163% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Karl Yen

Amount Raised:

$7,183

 

72% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Allison Maher

Amount Raised:

$6,100

 

122% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Missy Ayers

Amount Raised:

$5,850

 

117% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Shannon Collins

Amount Raised:

$5,837

 

117% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Karen Yen

Amount Raised:

$5,675

 

95% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Val Tocher

Val Tocher

DONATION: $50

Way to go Allison - good luck April 16th! 2 years ago

Keith Maher

Keith Maher

DONATION: $250

I'm so proud of you, the example you are setting for our children and the difference you are making for so many other families. Love you! 2 years ago